Boryspil International Airport (KBP) is the main international airport in Ukraine and it serves the majority of passengers in the country, both intercontinental and international flights. The airport is located in Boryspil, 29 kilometres east of Kiev centre. There’s also another airport serving Kiev, Zhulyany Airport, though with significantly smaller number of passengers per year. Boryspil International Airport currently has two passenger terminals B and D, one cargo terminal (F) and a VIP terminal.
Airport shuttle: Transportation to and from Boryspil Airport is operated by Sky Bus company. Buses are in accordance with flights regardless of season or whether it is day or night.
- Buses connect Boryspil Airport with bus stop “Metro Kharkivska” and Kiev Passazhirskiy Railway Station (South Terminal)
- Buses depart approximately every 15 minutes during the day and approximately every 30 to 45 minutes during the night.
- You will find the airport bus stop in front of Terminal D and B, depending on where your plane lands
- You will notice Sky Bus buses by their purple colour.
- Bus ticket to Kharkhivska costs 63.6 UAH and to Kiev Passazhirskiy Railway Station costs 106 UAH
NOTE: The currency used in Ukraine is Ukrainian hryvnia (₴) and ₴100 is equal to approximately €3.
Taxi service: You can find official airport taxis waiting outside terminals B and D. Boryspil Airport taxis have the possibility of paying by credit cards (Visa, Maestro, Mastercard) so you don’t have to worry whether you will have enough cash or not. The average taxi fare to Kiev city centre is ₴327-491 (€10-15)
Transfer: To be sure that there’ll be a car waiting for you in front of the airport, the best option would be to book a private transfer from Boryspil Airport to your accommodation. The average transfer cost is around ₴657 (€20) but the price is fixed from the start.
Renting a car at Boryspil Airport: There are several international car rental companies at Boryspil Airport, such as Europcar, Sixt, Hertz and Avis. However, bear in mind that renting a car might cost you more as some companies may charge additional fee because you rent at the airport. To avoid this, we recommend booking a car online.
From KBP to Kharkiv: Several buses depart during the day from Kiev Airport to the city of Kharkiv. There are few bus companies which operate buses on this route and the price is more or less the same. One-way ticket costs around €12. Travel time is approximately 7 hours.
From KBP to Odessa: If you want to travel to Odessa, you can find direct buses on airport bus parking. The price of a single ticket is between €16 and €20, depending on the time of departure.
FAQ – bus and transport from Kiev Boryspil Airport
Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: Not at all because all bus departures are in accordance with flight arrivals. They usually depart every half hour during the night.
Q: I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
A: The closest airport hotel is located between terminal B and D and it is called Hotel Boryspil***. The airport offers free transfer from the airport and free Wi-Fi. Ligena Hotel**** is also relatively close to the airport. It has free parking, Wi-Fi and shuttle bus to and from the airport.
Q: I am continuing my journey outside Kiev. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
A: As stated above, there are few bus companies which have lines to Odessa and Kharkiv. To travel to other cities we advise to reach the central station in Kiev centre first.
Q: Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: There are several ATMs, bank and money exchange offices at Terminal D.